On Wednesday the Washington Post reported that former FBI Director James Comey sought more resources for his Russia probe just days before he was fired by President Trump.
Comey was fired by President Trump on Tuesday.
According to the Washington Post:
Last week, then-FBI Director James B. Comey requested more resources from the Justice Department for his bureau’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion.
Comey, who was fired by President Trump on Tuesday, made the request in a meeting last week with Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, and later briefed the chair and Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday, the officials said.
The story was widely reported by the liberal mainstream media.
Too bad the story was complete garbage.
The Department of Justice refuted the report Wednesday saying Comey DID NOT ask Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein for more resourses for the Russian conspiracy probe.
DOJ is pushing back hard- they say any reporting that Comey asked Rosenstein for more resources is “completely false” -now working Sen Intel https://t.co/VzcRqRxRpQ
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) May 10, 2017
On Thursday Acting FBI Director McCabe was asked if Comey had requested additional funding for the Russia investigation.
“I strongly believe the Russia investigation is adequately resourced.”
McCabe went on to say a request for funding for an individual investigation would be highly irregular.
"I strongly believe the Russia investigation is adequately resourced," McCabe says on if Comey requested more funds https://t.co/sQ0dZMLZ4p pic.twitter.com/QnkuPOOnNB
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 11, 2017